Monday, February 05, 2007

Good day sunshine

It's cold and windy outside today, but I resolved early this morning that I have GOT to get out of this funk I feel stuck in most days. Staying inside is just driving me crazy, and with this "arctic blast," as this morning's weather report termed it, moving in to stay for a week I should clearly not be waiting around for anything to change for me.

So I just spent an hour and a half outside during Bean's miraculously long naptime all bundled up but planting things where the mulch wasn't too frozen to scrape aside. I've had several things sitting around in pots outside for a couple of weeks now, so presumably the cold won't bother them. I planted 3 blueberry bushes, 1 climbing rose, even more sweet alyssum, a twisty branched plant called Harry Lauder's walking stick, and a tropical-looking evergreen plant called Japanese aralia. Chores accomplished, but mostly I'm high off fresh air and sunlight right now. Sounds a little corny, I know, but it feels so good to have broken a sweat working outside that I don't care.

7 comments:

Nikkie said...

I wish our arctic freeze would let me go outside like that! I have to put on 3 layers of clothes and my eyelashes still freeze. I hope the ground hog was right.

Glad you got some planting done, I'm jealous :)

Joan said...

Good Monday to you. It felt pretty brutal to me when I went out.

SugarMama said...

Brrrrr! Kinda hard to breakout in a sweat here in Chicago.

Beth said...

man, good for you! Sunshine canmake you feel like a brand new person.....now if I could only get some! Oh, the sun is shining but you can't be out in it longer than 10 mins without the snot in your nose freezing up!

cubmommy said...

Glad to hear you got to go outside for a little while. I wish we could but the artic blast we have plus the snow today makes it miserable. You are so lucky.

Mama D said...

Sounds good. That sort of thing is a ways off here since we are still buried in snow. I keep wistfully looking at photos of my garden from last year...

Glad the fresh air did you good!

Suzanne said...

Good for you! I am in a similar funk. Can't wait for spring...